[mythtv] channel table auto-population

Jason Gillis jgillis at acm.org
Tue Jun 14 16:44:32 UTC 2005

I've noticed the same thing.

I did find that using Zap2It for the data-source, I was able to remove all
the unwanted channels from the lineup.  This prevents those channels from
being downloaded at all, and thus not re-added to the database.  It probably
also helps out the Zap2It folks a bit by reducing the data transfer quite a


> Hi list,
> I've got mythfilldatabase running nightly (using xmltv australian
> data) and the channel table is automatically adding channels. In
> Australia the different broadcasters have 3 or 4 different dvb
> channels, but they are either just the same channel in hd or the
> same channel just repeated, or a hopeless guide. Anyway, I've
> deleted these channels from the database but they keep reapearing.
> Every couple of days a new dvb channel will appear, not the same one
> all the time, but they usually appear in groups of the same
> broadcaster (eg chan 7 dvb-2, chan 7 guide, chan 7 HD). I have no
> idea why this happens. Does anyone else?
> Thanks
> Matt

More information about the mythtv-dev mailing list